The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski has criticized Hungarian authorities for too often, in his opinion, the visits of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the country. He stated this in an interview with Heti Valasz.
The head of the Polish foreign Ministry, in particular, asked how it relates to the fact that the Russian leader has twice visited Hungary this year. “We do not rejoice because we have about Russia other opinion (…). From countries outside the EU must be a United position on Russia”, — he explained, adding that representatives of the Polish authorities talked about this with the foreign Minister and the Prime Minister of Hungary.
According to Waszczykowski, he understands “the dependence of Hungary from the Russian fuel.” “But our goal is that by 2022 to completely get rid of dependence on Russian gas,” — said the diplomat.
He stressed that in Warsaw the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban is not called the “friend of Putin”. “This is a pragmatic politician, who has no other possibilities (…). But if there is an alternative and Hungary not use it, we can change your opinion,” he said.
Vladimir Putin visited Hungary in February and August of this year. 2 February, he held talks with Viktor Orban in Budapest. On 28 August at the invitation of the Hungarian authorities, the Russian leader took part in the opening ceremony of the 31st world judo Championships.